Matt Bomer Net Worth 2022, Early Life and Career Beginnings (Updated)

Matt Bomer Estimated Net Worth

With an estimated net worth of $11 million, Matt Bomer is an American actor. Matt Bomer is best known for his work on White Collar, American Horror Story, Chuck, and The Nice Guys, among others.

Early Years of Matt Bomer

Elizabeth Macy and John Bomer IV welcomed their first child, Matt Bomer, on October 11, 1977, in Webster Groves, Missouri. The Dallas Cowboys selected his father in the first round of the 1972 NFL draught, and he played for the team from 1972 to 1974. Matt grew up in a family that included his sister, Megan, and brother, Neil.

When Bomer was a kid, his family moved to Spring, Texas, where he attended Klein High School. Before deciding to focus on acting, he played football in high school. At the Alley Theatre in Houston, he made his stage debut at the age of 17 in Tennessee Williams’ drama “A Streetcar Named Desire”. 

While attending Carnegie Mellon University after graduating high school, Bomer resumed his acting studies. In 1999, he spent a year in Galway, Ireland, where he worked as a bartender and learned about Irish culture. He earned a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in 2001.

Matt Bomer’s Career as an Actor

Bomer traveled to New York City after graduation to pursue a career in theatre. His first television appearance came in the ABC drama series “All My Children”, where he played Ian Kipling. In 2001, he was cast in another soap opera, “Guiding Light” where he had a contract role.

He was awarded a Gold Derby Award for Younger Actor in a Daytime Drama for his performance on the show. Upon his departure from the show in 2003, he was cast in the supernatural drama “Tru Calling.” 

Matt Bomer Net Worth
Matt Bomer Net Worth

In 2005, he made his feature film debut alongside Jodie Foster in “Flightpath”, ” Amy Coyne” and “Traveler” were two of his television roles in 2007, both of which were short-lived. The NBC action-comedy-drama “Chuck,” in which he played a supporting role from 2007 to 2009, helped propel Matt into the public spotlight.

Neal Caffrey, played by him in the renowned show “White Collar” was the breakthrough role for Matt Bomer. The show drew a large audience and received positive reviews from critics.  People’s Choice Award for Bomer’s performance on the show was presented to him in 2015.

At the Eugene O’Neill Theatre in New York City, Bomer starred in the drama “8” in 2010. In 2011, he was cast in the science fiction thriller film, “In Time,” alongside Justin Timberlake. Gold Derby Award for Best Comedy Cameo Actor in 2012 was given to him for “Glee”, in which he made a guest appearance.

In 2012, he joined the cast of “Magic Mike” an ensemble comedy.

In 2013 he provided the voice of Superman in “Superman: Unbound.” Winter’s Tale” and Space Station 76, both of which failed to do well, were his only screen appearances in 2014. Bomer then starred in “The Normal Heart” for which his performance was widely lauded, and he was nominated for a Golden Globe and a Primetime Emmy.

After appearing as a guest star on “American Horror Story” for one episode, he returned to reprise his role in the sequel to “Magic Mike XXL,” “Magic Mike” After that, he joined the cast of “American Horror Story: Hotel” for its fifth season.

The Nice Guys” and “The Magnificent Seven” were two of Bomer’s first big roles. It wasn’t long after that when he was cast as a leading role in the F. Scott Fitzgerald novel “The Last Tycoon”.

“Walking Out,” was a critical and commercial success for him in 2017. And in “Anything” he made an appearance. For his directorial debut, he began production on “The Assassination of Gianni Versace: American Crime Story,” in 2018.

“Jonathan,” which he co-wrote, acted, and received a Tony Award for Best Revival of a Play, was also a big hit among audiences. “Papi Chulo” and “Viper Club” are two of the other films he has appeared in. He also made a  guest appearance on “Will & Grace” in 2018 and a role in 2019’s “Doom Patrol”. As of the year 2020, one of the lead characters in the series “The Sinner,” had been cast on him.

Earnings From White-collar

In White Collar, how much did Matt Bomer get paid for his role? $125,000. In a 16-episode season, that amounted to $2 million in revenue.

Matt Bomer’s Personal Life

Matt Bomer got married to Simon Halls in 2011, however, their marriage got the public spotlight in 2014. Since then, they had three children namely Kit, Walker, and Henry. When he accepted the Steve Chase Humanitarian Award in 2012, Bomer officially acknowledged that he was gay for the first time, thanking Halls and his children for their support.

In 2012 itself, Bomer received an Inspiration Award from the GLSEN Awards, which honors individuals who have dedicated their time and resources to preventing bullying of LGBTQ people while promoting inclusion and education.

A Democrat, Bomer supported Beto O’Rourke in the 2018 US Senate race in Texas, where he was a campaigner. His interest in Transcendental Meditation began when he was in his early twenties and has continued ever since.

Properties Owned by Matt Bomer

As of 2011, Bomer had purchased a house in Los Angeles’s Hancock Park neighborhood for $3.2 million. The 6-bedroom, 4,700-square-foot house is now worth $7 million, according to current estimates.

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